Incentive programs need two major changes

Incentive programs

A lot of incentive deals at companies are usually just “the rich get richer and maybe possibly I’m not sure maybe someone in the low middle can get a plane ticket but not positive only maybe.” We need to adjust some of this. Continue Reading

Loss aversion explains a lot of business

Loss Aversion

The AI robots haven’t come for our jobs just yet. As such, work is populated by people — and hence an emotional place. We often remove psychology from these discussions, opting instead for focusing on supposed operational excellence. This fails us and creates turnover. And now: loss aversion! Continue Reading

Bonus pay is ripping America apart

Bonus Pay

Inequality and hierarchy’s sad, awkward intersection. Continue Reading

Pay transparency: Still a long way off

Pay Transparency

Pay transparency is another concept that violates dozens of human psychology tenets, and yet — we still believe it can work in a standard office. Sigh. Continue Reading

The dangerous skills gap myth

Skills Gap

Solve a problem in your business? Naw. Let’s play the blame game, baby! Continue Reading

Negotiating salary in the interview

Negotiating Salary

“We know you said $60,000 was your range, but we’re now thinking about $42,000. The VP wants to take his wife to Chile this fall, you see…” Continue Reading

Trust in the workplace globally: 46%

Trust In The Workplace

Compensation being unfair is a big reason 1 in 2 people essentially don’t trust their bosses and the company they work for. Continue Reading

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Great place to work myth: Compensation

Great place to work

There are hundreds of studies about what makes a great place to work, yes? And most bear out this idea that compensation is NOT paramount in that equation — although executives are often confused by this. Continue Reading